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''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6590543/1/Tengen_Toppa_Gurren_Solvernia Tengen Toppa Gurren Solvernia]]'', by [[http://www.fanfiction.net/u/2103853/RandomNumbers523156 [=RandomNumbers523156=]]], is, as shown by the title, a ''GurrenLagann'' fanfic. It follows the basic main plot of the anime, while answering [[WhatIf an unusual question]]: What if Nia were born in Jiha and Simon in Teppelin? From this question, a normal-haired, normal-eyed Nia is introduced, and shit goes down.

The fic is currently ongoing, with 29 chapters released, and is just as maddeningly insane, if not more so, than its parent show.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Msyu, she has no powers like in her original series.
* AdaptationExpansion: Many minor characters have expanded roles and characterizations. Fairly notable is Kiyal, who upon her introduction forms a friendly rivalry with Nia that becomes friendship over time.
** Also, characters from the Parallel Works appear too, like Cinoshisa, who is based on the masked commander of Parallel Works #6.
* ActionGirl: Yoko, of course. Nia slowly develops into one.
* AfraidOfBlood: Nia hates to see blood (her first period is treated as a NoodleIncident).
* AmazonBrigade: The beastman garrison at Beauty Village, [[spoiler: the inhabitants themselves]].
* AxCrazy: Adiane, after she enters in the battlefield.
* BadassBoast: Three in a row in chapter 24. See trope page for details.
* BarBrawl: In chapter 11, among the [[VillainEpisode beastmen]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Nia is always willing to [[NaiveEverygirl solve through dialogue any situation]] but Spiral helps you if you press any of her [[BerserkButton berserk buttons]].
* BreatherEpisode: Chapters 11, 15 and 25.
* BigBrotherBully: 'Bully' is an understatement concerning Arshun, [[spoiler: Simon's full-blood brother. He actively tries to kill him, not before humiliate him.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: Guess.
** In addition, the First Prince is this to his younger half-siblings.
* BirdsOfAFeather: Rossiu and Kinon are this, as shown prior to the big battle against [[spoiler:Dai-Gankai]]; they share opinions and come to agreements, appearing to form an easy friendship. Doubles as foreshadowing and a potential aversion of SatelliteCharacter for those familiar with the parent series [[spoiler: as canon!Rossiu and Kinon form a relationship in the canon timeskip.]]
* BoyishShortHair: Inverted, the most tomboyish girls, like Kiyal and Yoko have long hair and the more girly girls, like Nia and Kinon, have shorter hair.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Yoko gets so fed up with Kamina's antics that she tries to talk her frustations with the audience.
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Nia, after Kamina's death, but far worse than Simon. Simon snapped, and grew bitter. Nia ''shatters''.]]
** [[spoiler: Simon as well. He ends up being this and BreakTheHaughty.]]
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Tsuuma, after Viral's death.]]
* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Cody]] appears as a background character in Jiha, while Kamina is telling them the feats of the day. Appropriately enough, the author's previous project was a ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland fanfic'', though Cody himself was a minor character.
* CannotSpitItOut: Nia to Kamina, Kimimaro to Hanabi (the latter manages to overcome this after Kamina punched him).
* CasualDangerDialogue: Kiyal and Kittan in their battle against Zerael.
* CombatTentacles: [[spoiler: When Gurren Solvernia is using red spiral energy, it can turns its drills in some sort of tentacles, in no different way than Lazengann.]]
* CombiningMecha: Obligatory for a TTGL fic, but there are new models, like [[spoiler:Dai-Ganzakai or Dai-Zilla]].
* CutenessProximity: Evelynne regarding to Nia and Simon. She seems to [[ShipperOnDeck ship]] them.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Cinoshisa.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Viral.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Tsuuma. Viral considers it's contagious.
* DeathByChildbirth: How Kamina's mother died.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Simon makes an oath to protect Nia in their [[TheDulcineaEffect first encounter]] and even orders Thymilph to stop his attack on Dai-Gurren.
* DefrostingIceQueen: [[spoiler: Straea shows much more emotions in chapter 25, after watching Nia. She even [[WhenSheSmiles smiles more]].]]
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Viral, in Tsuuma's arms.]]
* DramaticIrony: Before the Battle of the Glas Outpost, Yoko and Nia have a very sensible talking that fosters their friendship. [[spoiler: It turns out that Nia inadvertently encouraged Yoko to show her feelings for Kamina.]]
* DrowningMySorrows: In chapter 25, a MauveShirt mourns the death of her best friend.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: [[spoiler: Tsuuma and Viral confessed their love for each other before he passed away.]]
* EvilMeScaresMe: [[spoiler: The effect of Kamina's death is so bad at Nia, that she develops a SplitPersonality that tries to take over her mind and show that EvilFeelsGood. Nia is so horrified that she may end like her and [[AndIMustScream there is nothing she can do]] that she ends afraid of piloting Solvernia.]]
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler: Thymilph decides to end his life himself after realizing he has no hope to defeat Gurren Solvernia. He's pretty serene in relation to it, even if Nia wished that there was other way.]]
* FallenPrincess: Straea. She was a longlived princess that became self-aware, but was smart enough to avoid elimination and then was assigned to take care of Beauty Village.
* FantasticRacism: The beastmen refer themselves as SuperiorSpecies, treating humans as inferiors. The humans also hate them, as Yoko's initial treatment of Msyu shows, though it's more justified since Yoko grew up with the beastmen oppressing them.
* FullNameUltimatum: '''"Rossiu! ADAAAAAAAAIII!!!"'''
* FusionFic: In chapters 12-14, [[Anime/CControl Yoga, Msyu, Hanabi and Ebara]] shows up as regular characters. Msyu is a beastwoman, without any powers, unlike the original series, but money is a theme in that episode.
* GenderBender: Old Coco is now Benta-chan. This is due to the fact that Irenai already looks like Old Coco in his design.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: [[spoiler: Kamina manages to snap out of his own HeroicBSOD by punching ''himself'' and snaps Nia from her (first) BSOD by kissing her.]]
* GirlyBruiser: Nia, when piloting Solvernia.
* HannibalLecture: Cinoshisa delivers one to Kamina, denouncing the fact that he is nothing but a FakeUltimateHero. He objects by [[ShutUpHannibal punching]] [[spoiler:her]], though [[spoiler:she]] blocked the hit.
* HumbleHero: Nia, she even refuses to be named leader of Dai-Gurren because of her humility.
* IdealHero: [[VillainsOutShopping Chapter 11]] reveals that Viral is generally seen as this by some of his fellow beastmen.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: At first, Nia tries to play straight this trope focusing on the incoming battle, but she couldn't let go of Kamina and suffers a BSOD. Then it is subverted when, after Kamina dies, she and Yoko have a discussion that ends very bad because Nia accused Yoko of stealing Kamina from her.]]
* LadyAndKnight: Nia and Simon.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: The author has experimented with various means of getting Leeron's mannerisms and vocal traits through writing, intentionally resulting in this.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: Lampshaded with Viral and Tsuuma.
* KillSat: Karamuru, Prince Stratos's armored-satellite-eel ganman.
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: '''Kamina''', as Rossiu found by the hardest way.
** Kimimaro is also very protective of Msyu, even if she is not even human.
* LimitBreak: Agogo's Celestial Justice Beam.
* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Averted, during the Battle of Beauty Village, with the humans there are more female casualties than male ones.
* MightyGlacier: Zerael's ganman, the Adamastor. His defenses are so resistent that allows [[TalkingIsAFreeAction talking to be a free action]].
* MuggingtheMonster: Kittan finds out the hard way that Simon is a lot tougher than he looks.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: Msyu is a [[TheXenophile xenophile]], in relation to humans, and is not fitting for the beastmen army. [[spoiler: Something that Cinoshisa is aware of.]]
* NoIndoorVoice: In addition to Kamina and Attenborough, Zerael is a serious contender for the title of hammiest character.
* NonMammalMammaries: Lampshaded.
--> '''Tsuuma''': Why do I have breasts if I'm not able to breastfeed? How useless. It's like our mighty King wants to make a joke of us, a sick joke, because he has nothing better to do.
* NotSoStoic: In the heat of the battle against Nia, Stratos shows more emotion as Nia continues advancing.
* ObliviousToLove: Kamina, [[spoiler: it doesn't end good for Nia.]]
* OCStandIn: Tsuuma appears in the original for less than ten seconds, [[spoiler: as part of Viral's illusion in the Anti-Spiral dimension]], but in this fic she has a more developed personality and screentime, also enjoys picking on Viral.
* PettingZooPeople: The beastmen, and as in canon, to varying degrees. Of note is [[DeadpanSnarker Tsuuma]] who, converse to the usual tendency to make her a cat-type beastwoman, is confirmed to be a coyote.
* PluckyGirl: Nia, as usual.
* TheQuietOne: Stratos.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: In addition to Lordgenome himself, Irenai, the First Prince is over 200 years old.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Rossiu discovers that his mother, Hobelis, chose to leave Adai by herself.]]
** [[spoiler:And she's still alive]].
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Thymilph, [[spoiler:after Adiane dies]].
* RoyalBrat / SpoiledSweet: Prince Simon seems to gravitate between both sides. While he can get arrogant and thinking that everything rotates around him, he is also polite and sincerely interested in helping others.
* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler: Cinoshisa]], though not much of a spoiler if you pay attention to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdQQ8MhTylM Paralell Works #6]].
** A more straightforward example would be [[spoiler: Dayakkaiser, which is a female ganman under that helmet]].
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Rossiu, after a [[ItMakesSenseInContext naked Kamina with a katana starts chasing on him]]. It doesn't help he was inside Gurren.
* ScrewDestiny: It's Gurren Lagann. Of COURSE this is a theme. Kamina really gives it a good one with a line from Chapter 14, though, given how extreme Team Gurren takes it in the canon timeline.
-->'''Kamina''': "Team Gurren's speciality is giving destiny a good kick in the ass!"
* [[spoiler: HesBack She Is Back!]]: Starting at chapter 23 and then goes full force in chapter 24.
* ShipperOnDeck: Kiyal turns into one for Nia/Kamina, after she learns of how much she cares for him.
* ShipTease: Viral/Tsuuma.
* ShoutOut:
** Leeron's gustative papillae are capable of [[FanFic/ThoseLackingSpines committing suicide.]]
** Viral thinks Nia is a [[WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}} HORRIBLE CHEATER GIRL!]]
** Nia wants her journey to be [[Videogame/FinalFantasyX full of laughter.]] [[spoiler:Later turns into an IronicEcho]].
** Benta-chan is based on 'Dona Benta', a character from a children's series of storybooks written by Monteiro Lobato.
* TheStarscream: Cinoshisa is this to Adiane, and the General seems to be aware of this. [[spoiler: Though she doesn't seem aware that Cinoshisa works for Cytomander]].
* UnfriendlyFire: Played with. [[spoiler: Cinoshisa admits she killed Viral by accident, but that she had her "revenge" for Viral leading the strike on Bachika.]]
* YamatoNadeshiko: Nia tries to be one for Kamina (with varying degrees of success), hoping to attract his attention. [[spoiler: It's deconstructed, because Kamina realizes that this makes [[ExtremeDoormat her too dependent]] on him.]]
** [[spoiler:And then is reconstructed after she recovers from her BSOD. His YamatoNadeshiko traits helps her to have consideration for all life.]]
* YesMan: Tsuuma accuses Viral of being one. Though you would accuse when said person doesn't protest when his boss threaten her life and he doesn't move a muscle.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Cinoshisa to Msyu, [[KickTheDog kicking puppies ensues]].]]
* VillainEpisode: Chapter 11; Viral and Tsuuma [[HilarityEnsues go drinking.]]
* VillainousCrush: Inverted with [[spoiler: Kiyal, who flirted, apparently serious, with Zerael.]]
* WarriorPrince: All of Lordgenome's sons who become Spiral Knights.
* WeHaveReserves: Guame is willing to sacrifice his troops in order to provide a believable distraction for Team Dai-Gurren in Beauty Village.
* WHAMLine:
-->'''Kamina''': "You telling me somebody broke [Nia's] heart? Tell me who the bastard is!"
-->'''Kiyal''': [[spoiler:"...It's you!"]]
* WomanScorned: [[spoiler: Cinoshisa (real name: Kali Bachika) betrays Bachika after her husband betrayed her.]]
* WrenchWench: Tsuuma.
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